The Need to Know

Most people with top level security clearances are not granted access to particular information because they don’t need to know every bit of classified information in order to do their jobs. This article over at RedState demonstrates why some information should be kept compartmentalized. When a high-ranking Chinese counterintelligence official defected to the Defense Intelligence Agency, the DIA kept the defection from the rest of the Intelligence Community until evidence of Chinese penetration of U. S. intelligence agencies could be verified.

It’s being reported that among the information the defector has provided were Chinese government copies of the contents of the hard drive on Hunter Biden’s laptop, showing the information the Chinese government has about Hunter’s pornography problem and about his (and the Big Guy’s) business dealings with Chinese entities.

There’s always been a presumption that the President should always have access to all classified information, that his job grants him a need to know. We may be seeing an exception to that rule.

The Bidens and the Deep State

J. E. Dyer has a post over at Liberty Unyielding about the timeline of the FBI’s investigation of Hunter Biden’s laptop and how it interleaves with other events of the past couple of years. She points out that the Deep State and it’s allies have known about the Biden’s all along, whereas Trump and his supporters have been learning about the Biden’s and Ukraine and other hidden stories as various rocks have been turned over and tings have slithered out.

Since William Barr became Attorney General, the Trump administration has slowly been gaining on the Deep State’s knowledge advantage.  Ponder the point that the Bidens aren’t the only game in town – Clintons, Russiagate, Spygate; the Bidens are just one of many interlinked tragedies – and you begin to realize how very big and pervasive this thing is.  It’s a war nobody knew in advance how to fight, but that’s what it is: a war.

In a war, you pick your battles, you pick your terrain, and you shape the battlespace to drive toward your end-state.

Indictments and convictions will be a useful tool for some aspects of taking down the Deep State, as the ultimate and necessary goal.  But indictments and convictions affect individuals, not the Deep State infrastructure or its corporate will.  Breaking the Deep State’s will is what will be necessary to win the Republic back for the people.

Read the whole thing.

I was disappointed that only one DoJ lawyer involved in the warrant application fraud on the FISA court was taken down before the election, but rushed, half-baked cases that can’t result in guilty pleas or convictions aren’t what the public needs. Patient investigation followed by a well-aimed strike at the right moment is what I hope has been happening and will happen.

Team Kimberlin Post of the Day

In the early morning hours yesterday, this tweet appeared on the @EuroMaidanPR account trying to undermine the credibility of the the Hunter Biden laptop story.

The tweet didn’t age well. Later in the day, it was reported that neither the DNI nor the FBI believes that the meals on the laptop are part of a “Russian disinformation op.”

A Bribe Too Far

It appears that the Hunter Biden’s hard drive is the real McCoy. Neither Joe nor Hunter Biden deny it. It’s clear from the emails and other files on the drive that Hunter Biden was the family bag man and that Ukrainians were paying him for access to his father while Joe Biden was Vice President. It also appears that individuals—and possibly governments—from other countries were paying for similar access.

The Democrats impeached Donald Trump for asking the President of the Ukraine to pursue an investigation related to the bribery verified by the evidence on Hunter’s hard drive.

Let that sink in for a moment.

The Bidens acted as they did believing that they had an airtight level of protection. As the bribes rolled in, it seems they became increasingly arrogant. Hunter Biden’s arrogance compounded with his addictions and other character defects led him to be careless. He never should have let someone who wasn’t fully vetted to have access to any of his electronic devices, but he did.

I don’t know who paid the bribe that convinced Hunter Biden that he and his scams were immune from detection, but whoever he was, we’re indebted to him for inadvertently lighting the fuze on Biden’s self-destruction.